HAPPY BUCKET 1.4

It’s 2018 so new year, new me? LOL XD A lot of things happened and I must admit that I wasn’t that ready to welcome 2018 yet but still, of course, celebrated the year with open arms! Beyond blessed that my family is always there and supportive of everything I do.

Here’s some bucket full of sunshine..

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  • Welcomed the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve with my family complete. Papa’s vacation this year was very timely because it falls on the month of December โ€“โ€“holiday season.
  • Finished reading Rainbow Rowell’s “Midnights” for a Christmas storytime. I loved ittt! ๐Ÿ˜€
  • Had a family picture taken at the studio and had it framed in our family hall. It was a memorable experience because the photographer instructed us to do various fun poses and we absolutely enjoyed XD.
  • Papa finally tried theย  Nuclear 2x Spicy Noodles/Samyang/Korean Spicy Noodles whatever you call it haha ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I cooked our Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner! Plus, my sister made desserts. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your family enjoying the food you prepared.
  • I received my Christmas gifts one week earlier before 25th of December so I don’t have any gifts to open for the Christmas Eve. :3
  • Before 2017 ended, I made new friends. Bianca from Romania and Fiona from Belgium! If you two are reading this, thank you for being kind and friendly to me! โค
  • Posting some of my travel photos from last year to declutter my album and maximize my phone storage and give space for new memories.
  • My aunt and cousin Donmar visited us and I enjoyed playing with him lol miss that cutie.
  • In love with Elizabeth Arden: 5th Avenue scent!
  • I treated myself at a nail salon and had it painted with OPI’s holiday colours screaming with elegance.

I’ve been so busy this past few week and I had a lot of reviews and requirements going on. Thinking of a new content to post but I need some free time to do it. I’ll check my planner if I can insert it into my schedule.

Have a great day ahead!

Much Love,

Merzl ๐Ÿ’˜โœจ

 

 

 

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BANANA WALNUT CREAM CHEESE

I was thinking of what to do yesterday night, so I thought of why not baking some banana cupcakes? We still have ripe bananas and cream cheese in the fridge so I’m going to transform them into something beautiful and delectable.

Also, it’s my parent’s wedding anniversary perfect delights for two lovebirds!

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I run out of piping bags so instead, I used Ziploc. The cream cheese frosting didn’t turn out pretty smooth so I just slathered the frosting and topped it with chopped walnuts. See the photo below.

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But I’m really glad that my cupcake turned out moist and not dry as what I’m expecting. The cream cheese that I made, perfectly complemented the cupcake โ€“ not too sweet but you can really taste the banana and walnuts.

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Look at those lovely cupcakes! You can also make these for New Year’s Eve just give it a twist. It’s up to you whether you’ll make it pop with glitters or just like the ones below.

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INGREDIENTS:ย 

CUPCAKES

  • 2ยผย cupsย All purposeย flour
  • 1ย tspย baking soda
  • 1ย tspย salt
  • 1ย cupsย walnuts,ย chopped
  • 1ยผย cupsย brownย sugar
  • ยฝย cupย room temperature butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cupย mashed ripe bananas
  • ยฝย cupย buttermilk
  • 1ย tspย vanilla

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 8ย ozย cream cheese
  • ยฝย cupย butter
  • 1ย tspย vanilla
  • 3ย cupsย powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:ย 

  1. Preheat oven to 150ยฐC. ( I’m using Halogen Oven)
CUPCAKES
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter together in a medium speed, then beat in eggs one at a time.
  2. Combine buttermilk, bananas, and vanilla into sugar mixture and beat on medium speed until well blended.
  3. In another medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well slowly adding walnuts.
  5. Pour mixture ยพ full into cupcake liners.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Insert a toothpick to check if it’s ready.
FROSTING
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese together.
  2. Add vanilla and mix.
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until creamy.
  4. Wait for the cupcakes to cool then it’s ready for frosting.

 

HAPPY BAKING! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ’–

 

MUCH LOVE,

MERZLย ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜‹

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